Aurel Otet

Obituary of Aurel Otet

OTET – Mr. Aurel

1954 - 2022


Aurel went to school in Bucharest, the capital town of Romania, and graduated in 1971 in electronics engineering. After completing school, Aurel served in the Romanian army for two years. Then he worked in Timisoara in the T.V. service department until 1980. He then defected from his communist homeland in 1980. He went to Italy where he applied for emigration to Canada.  He emigrated to Canada on July 21, 1982, and settled in Prescott, Ontario, where he worked in the RCA T.V. Factory.

Aurel went to Nova Scotia and then moved west to Saskatchewan.  While living in Saskatchewan he often went to BC to work.  In 1991 Aurel moved to Shellbrook, Sask. and started to work for George Laberge Radio & TV.  He worked for George until Dec 1993 when George retired and closed his business.  Aurel then decided to start his own repair shop.  He started the business of Aurel's VCR & TV Repair in June 1994, working out of his own home.  He needed more space, so he moved into a new location at 125 Main Street, in February 1995.  He stayed in this location until April 1996 when he relocated to downtown at 5 Main Street.  He worked in this profession until 2007 when he closed his business.  He then decided that his love of vehicle restoration would become his next profession.  He worked at a couple of body shops and grew his knowledge of auto body repair until opening his own shop at his acreage in Holbein. Aurel and Darlene met in October 1991 when Aurel moved to Shellbrook.  They married on August 3, 1996, in Shellbrook, Sask.

Aurel will be deeply missed by all those who knew him and shared in his life’s journey.

Aurel is lovingly survived by, his wife, Darlene Otet of Holbein, SK; his children Jasmin of Saskatoon, SK; Catrina and Shaunacy of Ontario; his granddaughter Lois of Ontario; his siblings, Ionel, Maria, and Jon; his siblings in law, Rodney (Olga) Bates, Colin (Marilyn) Bates, Jesse (Melody) Bates, Barry Bates, Derek (Cathy) Bates, Maureen Bates (Zolton), and Deb Kotyk. Aurel is predeceased by his mother, Ljubita Otet; and his father and mother-in-law Edward and Pauline Bates; his brother-in-law, Randy Jones; and his sister in law Bonnie Bates.

There will be a Celebration of Life held for Aurel at a later date that will be announced.

In lieu of tributes, memorial donations may be made in memory of Aurel to the choice of the donor.

Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home & Crematorium, Lynn Anderson & Tammy Smart, Funeral Directors, Shellbrook, SK. (306) 747-2828.


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